The Wiley Burger

By: Hannah Lee Leidy

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Serves 4

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 large yellow onions, cut in half lengthwise and then cut into strips crosswise, Salt and fresh ground black pepper|½ pound bacon, 1 ½ pound ground beef chuck, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, Salt and fresh ground pepper, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, Extra sharp cheddar cheese, 4 brioche hamburger rolls, Sliced tomato, Arugula
  1. Heat oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Cook onions with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper covered, stirring occasionally until light gold in color, approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until onions are soft and a deep golden brown, stirring often, approximately 10 to 15 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a small bowl and keep warm, covered.
  3. Chop bacon into ½ to 1 inch pieces. In a large bowl place burger meat on bottom of bowl and top with chopped bacon. Sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce. Combine gently (do not over mix) into 4 patties approximately 1 inch thick.
  4. Brush faces of rolls with melted butter.
  5. Oil grill rack and sear burgers for 2 to 3 minutes per side, then grill burgers (on grill but away from direct heat) to desired temperature.
  6. Top with cheese, cover and allow to melt. Transfer burgers to a clean platter and cover, allowing to rest.
  7. Grill buns, buttered side down until grill marks appear.
  8. Add caramelized onions on top cheese. Finish with tomato and arugula.
  • Part of the #tlprecipeshare series. Recipe from Tammie Wiley, Bermuda Run, North Carolina.

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